The subject of Suicide Seeds is one that is very close to many people's consciousness, that of genetically modified seeds. The upside of this type of genetic modification is exciting and thrilling, promising to end poverty, illness, and hunger in the developing world, but the black, seedy side of it is rarely talked about.
In Suicide Seeds, Lloyd Olsen is sent out to The Gambia, in West Africa, to convince the locals that his company's new GM seeds will lift the country out of poverty and into wealth, as well as delivering much-needed health for its people. Too good to be true? Well, of course, it is.
What Olsen discovers in The Gambia, is a systematic network of corruption, bribes, violence, and murder all pointing back to his CEO. Worst of all he finds that the hailed GM Rice Seeds he was sent to convince the Gambians to plant are in fact a variety known to the GM industry as "Suicide Seeds".
The action is fast and furious as Lloyd and his colleagues are put to the test just to stay alive. I particularly liked the author's use of self-questioning of the hero's morality in this story.
This is a fantastic tale, impossible to put down and one I just had to keep reading to find out the final act. I can only recommend Mr. Fry's books the very highest and especially this his latest offering, Suicide Seeds. A wonderful read and a five-star reward for sure, from this reviewer.